While everyone is staying home during this time of crisis, the Apple Hill Growers are still working to make sure families have access to fresh produce, locally made products and wine. Farmers markets and wineries are considered essential businesses, though they’re all changing their operating procedures to comply with new safety standards. 24Carrot Farm’s new online Farmers Market allows shoppers to order and pay online, then simply drive up and have your order delivered to your car. You never need to leave the vehicle and no money will be exchanged on site so there’s very little contact. The 24Carrot staff will be wearing protective gear while carefully packaging your order. The online market not only features 24Carrot’s products but also fellow Apple Hill Grower Flying V Farm and other El Dorado County farms. Orders can be placed on Monday through Wednesday for Thursday pickups. It couldn’t be easier! Click here to order.
Rainbow Orchards continues to serve Northern Californians at farmers markets in midtown Sacramento and at more than 30 in the Bay Area. Patrick’s Berry Farm is selling fresh produce at Saturday markets on Sunrise, at Country Club Plaza and in Davis as well as Sacramento’s Sunday market (under the freeway). Apple Pantry Farm is serving up delicious baked goods at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturdays. Farmers and bakers are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure all the exchanges are as safe as possible. They’re following social distancing standards and wearing protective gear. Customers can’t handle the fruit themselves, but rather employees will help select and bag items. Payment processes have been streamlined for safety as well.
Wine is also essential! Most Apple Hill wineries are offering curbside pickup and shipping discounts. Though tastings aren’t available, you can take all of your favorites home to enjoy. For more information, it’s always best to check out your favorite wineries social media channels for the latest deals and new products.
Here’s a list of Apple Hill Growers Open Year-Round